Definition of remineralize in English:

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Pronunciation: /riːˈmɪn(ə)r(ə)lʌɪz/
(also remineralise)


[with object]
Restore the depleted mineral content of (a part of the body, especially the bones or teeth): women are often given oestrogen to see whether that will help remineralize the bones
More example sentences
  • Parotid glands, which are opposite the front lower molars, nearly parallel to the ear lobes, secrete a thin, watery substance that is rich in antibacterial proteins and compounds that help remineralize the teeth.
  • Saliva contains natural substances like organic molecules and electrolyte which act as most effective natural agents to neutralise plaque acids and remineralise the tooth enamel.
  • Around the age of 30, a second phase called re-modelling begins in which old bone is dissolved by the osteoclast cells and new bone becomes deposited (remineralised) by the other, related, class of cells called osteoblasts.



Example sentences
  • Fluorides protect against caries by inhibiting mineral loss, promoting remineralisation of decalcified enamel, and reducing formation of plaque acids.
  • It accumulates in plaque, where it decreases microbial acid production and enhances enamel remineralization.
  • Silicaceous rock powders are believed by many farmers to mimic the remineralization that occurs when glaciers descend from the north, grinding rocks into a fine powder that supplies trace minerals.
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